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February 17th, 2020



BCCC "Riff Raff (non-residents) ride" to behind the Palisades Gated Community

Elsewhere on Wednesday:  John and Chicago George at Machado Lake

Thursday :  Ride wit da BCCC Chillin' Homies

Friyay Bun Ride to Thyme Cafe'

Saturday L1 jamming down hill on TOTS ride; for Lunch  !!

                   Saturday L2:  Luke L leads the TOTS ride for level two !

               Saturday L3 at the gate at top of Mandeville Road !  (Sorry the image is upside down....I couldn't figure out how to correct this )

          Saturday L4 Lead by Mindy B !!! ( with another upside down image)

                                      Sunday at Whale Watch 

                                         Elsewhere on Saturday:  

Gerardo and Helen finished the 40 mile Firecracker Bike Ride in Chinatown.    They rode from his house and finished with 59.6 miles. 

Event Announcements :

Emergency Bike Repairs plus Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinic

When: 20 Feb 2020 6:00 PM, PST
Where: Safety Cycle 23112 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance 90505

Please REGISTER for this event via the club website ride calendar.

Beach Cities Cycling Club Social Hour

When: 23 Feb 2020 3:00 PM, PST
Where: Rock
& Brews, 6300 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach

Please RSVP for this event via the club website ride calendar.

The BCCC/Voler Store is open

Here is a link to the store.

The store will be open until midnight on February 24.

For fit & sizing information, click here.

Orders will ship direct to customers on or before April 4.

Voler has made several improvements to their products including:

  • A reflective strip along the top of the pockets
  • Elastic free armbands
  • Zipper pocket on the Pro jersey (not on Peloton style)
  • More information, click here.

Save the date for the BCCC

10K Hill Climb Challenge! 

Saturday May 30th, 2020

Have you ever dreamed of climbing 10,000 feet on your bike in one ride ?!

Then join our supported club ride through the hills in Malibu to achieve this lofty goal.

Details, including a schedule of training rides,  to follow.

For any questions, please contact either:Robert Pacifici or Bob Kellogg.

Youth Bike Education Events

(wants your assistance)

Upcoming Bike Safety Education Events:

Jefferson Elementary, RB, March 5 & 6

Alta Vista  Elementary, RB. March 23 & 24

Note from the editor:    

Please send club or cycling related photos and club event notifications to my email at 

Please include a note where and which ride the picture is from.

Mike Mosig


Our SPONSOR: Torrance Bakery is making a Mardi Gras Cake and asked that we take a look at this ! :

Upcoming Rides:


(formerly known as Taco Tuesday. Name changed to reflect the prevailing post-ride food of choice for the Tuesday morning regulars)

Ride with The Unemployables.  Being retired or unemployed not required, although highly recommended.   Routes vary from week to week. Route slips available on Club website. 

Meet up time:  9AM at Cap'n Kidd's

2/18 - Watt's Towers & Dale's Donuts!

2/25 - Hollywood Sign


 Fridays, 8:30AM, Cap'n Kidds

2/21 - Sacks on the Beach, RB

2/28-Pinwheel Bakery Via Lake Machado


Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.

Helmets are required on all Club Rides.

Front and rear lights are recommended.

L1/L2-Bruxies ! 

66 miles, 2000 feet elevation Gain.


Level One led by Larry Beale

Level Two led by Mario Obejas

L3-Brentwood/Culver City/ Baldwin Hills

56 miles, 2000 feet elevation gain -

Level Three led by Don Adkins

L4- Brentwood/Mar Vista

39 miles, 801 feet elevation gain -

Level Four led by Gary Parsons

When it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, or otherwise unsafe riding conditions, it is club policy to cancel a club ride.  Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride.


45 RPM ????


Click on the above link to the Club's ride calendar for complete description of rides and links to maps & route slips. Rides below subject to change - check our website.

Saturday 8:00AM

Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

All levels.

Occasional remote starts.


Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Rides 12-30+ miles around PV

All levels


Parking Lot Adjacent to Captain Kidd's

Route varies, 40-70+ miles

L2 Pace

Wednesday (currently on hiatus until further notice)


Manhattan Beach Pier

Ballona Creek/Westchester Pkwy

About 30 miles r/t

Ride usually ends at a

Hermosa Beach coffee shop

Pace dictated by riders

Thursday 6PM Nightriderz 

Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes



Bob's Bun Ride, 8:30AM

L4 Pace 20-40 miles


Club President:

Jim Hannon

Vice President:

Gary Parsons


Susan Callaway


Donna Martinez


Peter Richardson

Ride Leader Directors:

Matthew Peck

Mario Obejas

Adult Bicycling Education Directors:

 Jack Bauer

Youth Education:

Jim Hannon

Steve Reichlin

Diversion  Project:

Jim Hannon

Jack Bauer

Social Director:


Membership & Volunteer Director:

Debbie Hannon

Sponsorship Director:

Nancy Arsenault

Insurance Director

Gary Parsons

Newsletter Directors:

Mike Mosig

Jim Hannon

Bike Corral:

David Hui


Debbie Hannon

Community Outreach:

Bonnie Nixon

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